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We can all use a little help with prayer sometimes. The Sisters of Providence hope to help inspire you! Whether it's the perfect Saint Mother Theodore Guerin quote or a prayer written by a Sister of Providence, let the right words bring Providence into your life. Browse the prayers below or if you're looking for something specific, use the “Topics” search in the search area.

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Topic: friendship

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“Come to Saint Mary's...to give me the consolation of seeing you all, fervent and united, which is the greatest happiness that I can have in this world.”

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“When they are ill, take good care of them.”

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“Think sometimes of your poor Sister Theodore, who loves you so much, who prays for you, who thinks of you day and night.”

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“Oh, if you could understand the feelings of a mother's heart for a child which is not hers by nature but by grace - the feelings of the heart, I say for the temporal but more especially for the eternal happiness of her child - you would understand what I feel for you.”

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“Sister St. Francis Xavier is necessary for my existence. She is my oldest daughter, the friend of my soul, which she reads as I do hers. I have need of her advice, of her example. I will even say of her little scoldings.”

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“I should be happy indeed to console and fortify your soul; not being able to do so, I pray for you with all my heart.”

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“She encouraged me by her example and good counsels; she reproved me for my faults with a charity and courage which my brusqueness and my haughty and imperious character had never discouraged; in a word, she was everything to me.”

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“Her [Sister Saint Francis Xavier] example animates and confounds me. I am near her in the chapel distracted with temporalities and business, and I see her lost in God and melting with love for our Lord.”

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“Without you never would our mission of Indiana have existed.”

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“So true is it that misfortune binds hearts together.”

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“To God alone be the glory of our labors, and to you, dear friends, the recompense on account of the assistance you will give us.”

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“How happy we shall be in heaven where we shall never have to part...”

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Quote of the day

July 20
“As I said before, love caused her death. Love broke the bonds that held her soul captive. What a death! Oh, no, not death, but rather the beginning of life - and what a life!”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin